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Asymmetry as a Foundational and Functional Requirement in Human Movement

From Daily Activities to Sports Performance

  • José Afonso
  • Cristiana Bessa
  • Filipe Pinto
  • Diogo Ribeiro
  • Beatriz Moura
  • Tiago Rocha
  • Marcus Vinícius
  • Rui Canário-Lemos
  • Rafael Peixoto
  • Filipe Manuel Clemente
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 1-3
  3. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 5-8
  4. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 9-16
  5. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 17-20
  6. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 21-25
  7. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 27-31
  8. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 33-35

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the structural and functional asymmetries in human body movement by providing cases and examples using illustrations and easy-to-understand scenarios. Specifically, it adopts an evidence-based approach to demonstrate (i) the role of structural (e.g., bone dimensions) and functional (e.g., hemispheric dominance) asymmetries in the human body; (ii) the asymmetric nature of most daily activities (e.g., gait, mastication); (iii) the benefits of asymmetry for physical performance; and (iv) the role of asymmetry in preventing injury. More than just a scientific book, it bridges the gap between theory and practice, and includes practical examples and applications. The book appeals to academics and practitioners in the fields of kinesiology, human movement, sports sciences, strength and conditioning, and physiotherapy.

Keywords

human movement injury prevention symmetry breaking structural asymmetry functional asymmetry athletic performance body mechanics sports engineering sports performance exercise mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • José Afonso
    • 1
  • Cristiana Bessa
    • 2
  • Filipe Pinto
    • 3
  • Diogo Ribeiro
    • 4
  • Beatriz Moura
    • 5
  • Tiago Rocha
    • 6
  • Marcus Vinícius
    • 7
  • Rui Canário-Lemos
    • 8
  • Rafael Peixoto
    • 9
  • Filipe Manuel Clemente
    • 10
  1. 1.Faculty of SportUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of SportUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Fitness Hut ClubRio TintoPortugal
  4. 4.FitrainerCelorico de BastoPortugal
  5. 5.ME Development ClinicGuimarãesPortugal
  6. 6.Master Science LabSão Félix da MarinhaPortugal
  7. 7.Master Science LabSão Félix da MarinhaPortugal
  8. 8.University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  9. 9.University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  10. 10.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesInstituto Politécnico de Viana do CasteMelgacoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2549-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-2548-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-2549-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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